Cry Out America at American Pride Sunday

by Bill Hughes on September 8, 2014 at 7:45 am

There are many holidays honoring our nation’s veterans, but the Awakening Alliance took time Sunday afternoon to celebrate and appreciate area veterans and first responders.

Cry Out America came to Zanesville for the fifth year Sunday. This time it was at American Pride on McIntire Avenue. Around 200 people attended the event to support veterans and first responders from around the area. We spoke with the Muskingum County Coordinator Amy Moore about the event.

"Yes! It was very much a success," Moore said. "I felt there were a lot of people here, a lot of different churches involved, the bikers and Salvation Army. It was wonderful."

The Alliance started Cry Out America to honor first responders of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Moore says it’s also an opportunity to do something positive for the community.

"I think it gives us a nice break just to come to something positive, to do something good for the city and county of Zanesville, and also to fee like God’s in control and not just all the chaos. It’s a wonderful feeling," Moore said.

Moore was very pleased with the turnout at this year’s event and is looking forward to next year’s.